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Pain Scale

What is even the pain scale? How are you supposed to pick a number? Is 10 equivalent to, like, being burned alive at the stake? It's not supposed to be the worst pain you've ever felt, but the worst you can imagine. Well, I can imagine a lot. They don't know they're dealing with the guy who wrote the infamous screwdriver scene. So if I say I'm feeling a 7, that's pretty damn bad.

Sorry, I am delirious with pain and for once it's not my damn back, but my damn teeth, which have been plaguing me. Help is on the way, though.


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Nov. 4th, 2014 02:35 am (UTC)
Tooth Pain Is Horrible
Emergency first aid for teeth is to let an aspirin dissolve right on the tooth. (but get to a dentist as quickly as you can)
Nov. 4th, 2014 03:10 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry :( half my teeth are fake and majority of the rest are broken :( i suck on cloves like a maniac.
Nov. 4th, 2014 03:11 am (UTC)
Supposedly hard liquor helps, though maybe you've already tried that. I remember tooth pain being so bad I was ready to get some ice and a pair of pliers and do some home dentistry.
Nov. 4th, 2014 04:39 am (UTC)
Dental pain is so much worse than back pains, maybe bc it is a sharper pain? I hope you are able to get relief as soon as possible.

I think the pain scale is useless for anyone who has chronic pain bc after so many years of daily pain we don't always notice extra pains until it gets really bad. My stomach lining was one huge ulcer before I realized the gut pain was worse than usual. The Gastroenterologist kept questioning me as to the pain I'd been feeling and for how long. He was stunned that anyone could have had an ulcer this bad and not be aware of it until it was ready to rupture.

Nov. 4th, 2014 05:21 pm (UTC)
I've experienced childbirth without drugs, a bowel obstruction, and a tooth that needed a root canal. All of which I'd rate a 10 for different reasons, but the tooth one was the one that made me want to eat a bullet.
Nov. 4th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
Every time someone says they're having problems with their teeth, I wince. I had wisdom teeth that rotted, and I was in agony. I hope it's resolved soon.
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